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I've Lost Weight on Metformin

Discussion in 'Metformin/Biguanides' started by Sharon_1, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. Sharon_1

    Sharon_1 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi everyone. Hope you are all doing ok.

    Just to let you know I have been on Metformin 2000mg a day for 2 months and I've lost 2 and a half stone in that time I am also following a low carb diet which will have definitely helped.

    Anyone else lost weight?

    Shazzie xx
     
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    TheFish Type 2 · Member

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    Congrats on your weight loss , Ive had my metformin upped to 2000 mg a day hopefully it works for me too lol
     
  3. Peter Pieman

    Peter Pieman Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi your not the only one there , I was diagnosed with type 2 in March and was 20 stone (I am a six foot 3 inch man mind) . Now I'm 16 stone and counting !!. I take three Metformin 500 mg a day.
     
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    Andi01224 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Yip I'm on 1000mgs a day and to date (a little over a year) I've lost 5 stone, which I badly needed to lose!
     
  5. Shirl Bill

    Shirl Bill Type 2 · Member

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    I'm on metformin lost weight also it's like a two in one tablet
     
  6. angie_mia

    angie_mia Type 2 · Newbie

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    well I must be the only one who hasn't lost waight on it, since I became a diabetic 4 years ago I have gained over 3 stone on these pills and cant shift it, any advice ?
     
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    maek1953 Type 2 · Newbie

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    maek1953 Type 2 · Newbie

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    This is my first time replying on here. I also have not lost weight, but I am down 2 dress sizes. Can anyone tell me why this has happened. Been type 2 for 8 yrs diet controlled until Jan this year. Now on 2000 Metformin per day. Honestly no weight loss.
     
  9. matrond

    matrond Type 2 · Newbie

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  10. Riss

    Riss Type 2 · Newbie

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    Same for me I've been on if for over 5 years and not lost anything?
     
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  11. matrond

    matrond Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi, just joined the forum and I am grateful to have my say. I wish I could lose weight, it is the only thing in my life that gets me down. Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.
     
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    moric159lucas Type 2 · Newbie

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    i did at first but now i am staying the same weight hopefully it will start again.
     
  13. matrond

    matrond Type 2 · Newbie

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    So fed up struggle to lose weight, help.
     
  14. Pajero1us

    Pajero1us Type 2 · Newbie

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    No you not I have been on 1000mg twice a day for three years, not lost a ounce, and I have to work hard to keep my weight stable. And I would so much like to lose a stone or two.
     
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    JUNE56 Type 2 · Member

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    Have been hoping my GP would put me on metformin as I've been told it helps you lose weight. Unfortunately she wants to see if I can control my diabetes with healthy eating.
     
  16. Ejjsmith23

    Ejjsmith23 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I have literally just been put on metaformin in the last 3 weeks and I've to build up the dose over 6 weeks to the 2000g. I've had a pretty dodgy tummy on them. But my diabetes Dr actually put me on them specifically for my weight and shugar control. I'm type 1 and have been for 13 years now. I've always had a problem keeping my weight down. So I hope to God that the tablets do work! Xxx
     
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  17. pete22

    pete22 Type 2 · Newbie

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    my metformin are 850mg each and I take 3 per day and I have lost 3 stone
     
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  18. Ejjsmith23

    Ejjsmith23 Type 1 · Newbie

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    In how long a time?
     
  19. melvyn27

    melvyn27 Type 2 · Newbie

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    I am on 2000mg of Metformin and have been for some time with no weight loss. Weight loss is sometimes due to the stress of being told you are Type 2 and your mind coming to terms with it.
     
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    I take 2000mg of Metformin daily and 110 units of insulin daily and I have gained 2 and 1/2 stone in 5 years which I find very depressing. I just think my metabolism is not co-operating! I was diagnosed with type 2 in1996 and eat plenty of fruit and veg. Drink plenty of fluids daily and watch my carbs. Exercise is hard as I have fused discs in my spine and osteoarthritis.
     
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